Charis Mavrias insists he “doesn’t regret” joining Sunderland despite starting just two games for the Black Cats during his two-year spell on Wearside.
The five-times capped Greece winger joined the Black Cats in a £2million deal from Panathinaikos in the summer of 2013 – but has had limited opportunities to impress during his time with the club
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at boyhood club Panathinaikos, before seeing hopes of a permanent move fall through in the summer.
Mavrias is likely to leave Sunderland in January with the club reportedly in talks with a number of clubs about a cut-price move back to his homeland.
And despite his failure to make the breakthrough at the Stadium of Light, Mavrias insists he has no regrets about moving to the club.
“I took the decision to leave Panathinaikos and go to Sunderland, and I think anyone in my position would take this decision,” he said.
“Panathinaikos were happy with the deal and the then-coach (Paolo) Di Canio said he would give me opportunities.
“But in England, things can change quickly with the coaches and the players.
“Maybe, I could have managed some things better too.
“But each coach has his own philosophy and his own plan, and the players keep changing.”